The grass is always greener on the other side

Submitted by mabushii on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 03:22

Idiomatic translations of "The grass is always ..."

Afrikaans
Die gras is altyd groener aan die ander kant.
Arabic
طبيخ الجارة نوّارة، وطبيخ أهل الدار مرار
Azerbaijani
Qonşuda bişən yemək insana dadlı gəlir
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Bengali
Nodir oe paraytae sob shuk achay.
Danish
Græsset er altid grønnere på den anden side
Dutch
Het gras is altijd groener aan de overkant.
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Finnish
Ruoho on aina vihreämpää aidan toisella puolella.
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French
Nul n'est prophète en son pays
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French
L'herbe est toujours plus verte dans le pré du voisin
German
Die Kirschen in Nachbars Garten schmecken immer ein bisschen süßer.
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German
Das Gras auf der anderen Seite des Hügels ist immer grüner.
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Greek
το γρασίδι/γκαζόν του γείτονα είναι πάντα πιο πράσινο
Hindi
Door ke dhol suhaavne (hote/lagte hain).
Hindi
दूर के ढोल सुहावने (होते/लगते हैं).
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Hindi
घर का जोगी जोगड़ा आन गांव का सिद्ध
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Hindi
हर किसी को दूसरे की थाली में ज्यादा घी नजर आता है
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Hindi
घर की मुर्गी दाल बराबर
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Hungarian
A szomszéd fűje mindig zöldebb.
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Indonesian
Rumput Tetangga Lebih Hijau
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Italian
L'erba del vicino è sempre più verde.
Japanese
隣の芝生は青い
Latin
Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent
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Lithuanian
Kur mūsų nėra, ten ir upės pienu plaukia.
Lithuanian
Visur gera, kur mūsų nėra.
Lithuanian
Kur mūsų nėra, ten veršiai midų geria.
Polish
Wszędzie dobrze, gdzie nas nie ma.
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Portuguese
A grama do vizinho é sempre mais verde.
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Romanian
Întotdeauna iarba pare mai verde de cealaltă parte a gardului
Russian
У соседа трава всегда зеленее.
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Russian
Там хорошо, где нас нет
Russian
Хорошо, там где нас нет
Russian
У соседа всегда больше
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Serbian
Туђе слађе-Тuđe slađe
Slovak
U susedov vždy chutí lepšie
Spanish
Bien se está donde uno no está.
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Spanish
Nadie quiere ver sonrisa/ojos bonita/os en cara ajena
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Turkish
davulun sesi uzaktan hos gelir
Turkish
Komşunun tavuğu, komşuya kaz görünür.
Urdu
دور کے ڈھول سهاونے ہوتے ہیں
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Meanings of "The grass is always ..."

Arabic

العشب دائما أكثر أخضرارا على الجانب الآخر

Explained by Llegó Dolor Del Corazón on Mon, 18/07/2016 - 15:49
Arabic

تعنى ان شخص يفكر ان حياة او عمل شخصاً آخر افضل منه ، العشب دائماً أكثر اخضرارا فى الجانب الآخر

Explained by Merna on Mon, 23/01/2017 - 16:14
Explained by Merna
Armenian

Ուրիշին ունեցածը աւելի հաճելի է:
Literally it means: Others have it better!

Explained by Vartan on Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:17
Explained by Vartan
Azerbaijani

Qıraqdan baxdıqda hər şeyin başqasında yaxşı olduğunu düşünmək.

Explained by RadixIce on Mon, 29/05/2017 - 09:40
Explained by RadixIce
Croatian

"Trava je uvijek zelenija u susjedovom dvorištu."
U prijevodu: tuđe nam uvijek izgleda bolje i primamljivije; tuđe je slađe; zabranjeno voće je najslađe; imamo veću želju da dobijemo ono što već pripada nekome drugome.

Explained by marina0166 on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 11:41
Explained by marina0166
Dutch

Nederlandse equivalenten omvatten: "Het gras is altijd groener aan de overkant", "Het gras is altijd groener bij de buren", "Het gras lijkt altijd groener aan de overkant" en "Het gras aan de overkant is altijd groener"
Een letterlijke vertaling uit het Engels is: "Het gras is altijd groener aan de andere kant"
Het spreekwoord betekent "men is altijd ontevreden" of "er is altijd iets te vinden om jaloers op te zijn".

Explained by joe1212 on Sun, 24/02/2013 - 21:39
Explained by joe1212
English

Can also be said: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

It means that one person thinks that someone else's life, work etc... is more better than his when it just might seem that way.
For an example

Kelly:It's no fair how my friend moved to a bigger city and I live in a small town. She must have so many friends and is probably never bored like I am.

Paul:Well Kelly, the grass is always greener on the other side. She may be thinking the same thing about you too.

Explained by mabushii on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 03:22
Explained by mabushii
English

Humans always compare what they have or are in their lives' to what others have or are in their lives. It seems no matter what someone has or is the 'other side' always looks better. Their grass is always greener than yours is the idea.

Explained by Ww Ww on Tue, 02/08/2016 - 03:19
Explained by Ww Ww
Finnish

Ruoho on aina vihreämpää aidan toisella puolen.

Explained by Besoaria on Wed, 26/12/2012 - 01:51
Explained by Besoaria
French

l'herbe est toujours plus verte chez les voisins
signifie que on ne se contente pas de ce que l'on a et qu'on trouve que ce qui se trouve chez les autres (voisins, amis...) est plus intéressant.

Explained by elfy2016 on Fri, 17/06/2016 - 17:14
Explained by elfy2016
Greek

Σημαίνει ότι άλλοι άνθρωποι φαίνεται πως βρίσκονται σε μια καλύτερη θέση από εσένα αν και δεν ισχύει αυτό πάντα.

Explained by marw_35 on Sun, 04/12/2016 - 18:26
Explained by marw_35
Indonesian

Rumput tetangga lebih hijau

Explained by Raian on Sat, 11/06/2016 - 22:19
Explained by Raian
Italian

L'erba del vicino è sempre più verde

Explained by Lidia Elena on Mon, 20/02/2017 - 13:06
Explained by Lidia Elena
Persian

مرغ همسايه غازه!!

Explained by Persian_Glamberts on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 17:11
Explained by Persian_Glamberts
Portuguese

A grama do vizinho é sempre mais verde

Explained by malimanu_ on Sat, 25/02/2017 - 17:00
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Slovene

Na drugi strani predora je vedno luč.

Explained by Roland Tischer on Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:48
Explained by Roland Tischer
Spanish

Literalmente: el césped siempre es más verde del otro lado (de la cerca).
Se refiere a la situación de una persona que envidia la vida, las posesiones y/o los logros de otra, generalmente de manera infundada.

Explained by maticorrea24 on Mon, 15/08/2016 - 03:26
Explained by maticorrea24
Turkish

"Davulun sesi uzaktan hoş gelir + Komşunun tavuğu komşuya kaz gelir." Dışardan bakınca başkalarının hayatında her şey güllük gülistanlık sanmak

Explained by BT on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 19:35
Explained by BT

"The grass is always ..." in lyrics

Gökhan Keser - Come on, get out of here

Dis you see it in a dream?
And do you read about dream interpretations, or what?
The grass is always greener on the other side
You're overstepping the line a little

Gökhan Keser - Come on, get out of here

Did you see it in a dream, how interesting
Do you care about someone?
The grass is always greener on the other side
You're overstepping the line a little

Travis - Side

There is no wrong there is no right

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive

Pitty - Failure

at least tried to stand up
And victim himself, he disdains what he'll never have
The grass is always greener on the other side

Teerpad - Bound Freedom

Until I will come for you

The grass is always greener on the other side
The waters remain boisterous

Celeste Buckingham - Crushin' My Fairytale

Always wish that we make it
And that we’d survive
The grass is always greener on the other side
But I can’t lie

Apati - Autumn

Moving closer every day, to the decay of life

Who said that the grass is always greener on the other side?
It's just as shitty wherever you go

Gettomasa - Who

But immediately in a bad situation the part-time friends ran away like rats and
No, I can't discern the real nature of the situation
No matter what I do, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
Yeah, and everything good has its end, even though I shouldn't think about that

ŽAS - Nothing much

Beautiful Lithuania

They say, the grass is always greener on the other side
But why every night do I keep dreaming Lithuania?

Karina Moreno - What You've Lost

(Karina Moreno)
Now the garden has been withered,
It will be greener on the other side<fn>The grass is always greener on the other side</fn>,
If you neglect the parcel, get in to watering

Pain - Nothing

Why are we never satisfied,
The Grass is always greener on the other side
Fear of never having enough, dreams that turns into rust

Neda Ukraden - The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

We'll do it discreetly, you obviously want that.

People say that the grass is always greener on the other side
it's easy to find the reason for that.